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ISS renews Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification

ISS Sweden has become one of the first companies in the country to renew the Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification by Ecolabelling Sweden in accordance with new, tougher requirements for eco-labeled cleaning services. ISS Sweden has been Nordic Swan Ecolabel certified since 2014, which ...

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Churchill London banks £6m university deal

Churchill London has secured a £6 million combined, ‘soft service’ contract with London South Bank University (LSBU). The agreement will see Churchill deliver general cleaning, waste disposal and window cleaning services at the Southwark and Havering campuses, currently attended by 18,000 ...

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Acqusition sees Diversey become a standalone company

Hygiene and cleaning solutions company, Diversey has announced that the purchase of the business by Bain Capital Private Equity from Sealed Air Corporation is complete.  Diversey will now be a standalone company that will include the Diversey Care division of ...

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Cordant unveils social enterprise status

Cordant Group, the UK’s 2nd largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has announced it is to refocus the business as a social enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in ...

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Are trainees getting the skills they need for starting work?

Instructus Skills, the UK’s largest registration and certification authority for apprenticeships and work-based education, has been tasked with ensuring that the frameworks for Welsh Apprenticeships in both Cleaning and Environmental Support and Facilities Management are delivering on their purpose. To ...

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Julius Rutherfoord raising the profile of cleaning operatives

Julius Rutherfoord & Co has launched an awards programme to celebrate the achievements of its team and help map out aspirations The JR & Co-Stars awards celebrate the dedication and hard work of cleaning operatives and the wider Julius Rutherfoord ...

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Ideal contract win for Cordant

Cordant Services, part of Cordant Group, has won a new contract with multi-channel retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct, to provide an integrated facilities management and flexible warehouse resource solution at its two sites in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Under the terms of the ...

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How to ensure that a hotel room is always clean

Summer is usually the busiest season for a hotel, and making sure that laundry, bedding, rooms, and other furniture is clean is always a top priority for guests and staff alike. However, when there’s so many rooms to clean, this ...

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Washroom design: Creating a clean slate

By Trevor Bowers, director at Washroom Washroom Washrooms can say a lot about an organisation. Ensuring facilities are clean and hygienic is a big part of creating the right impression as well as reducing the potential spread of bacteria. But ...

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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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